Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced Delivers to the U.S. Congress the Fourth Status Report of the Economic and Disaster Recovery Plan in the Aftermath of the 2017 Hurricanes

(August 5, 2020- Washington, D.C.) – Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced announced today the delivery of the fourth Congressional Status Report on the Economic and Disaster Recovery Plan to the U.S. Congress detailing the island’s progress in recovery efforts amid the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. As required by the Bipartisan Budget Act (BBA) of 2018, P.L. 115-123,Continue reading “Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced Delivers to the U.S. Congress the Fourth Status Report of the Economic and Disaster Recovery Plan in the Aftermath of the 2017 Hurricanes”

President Trump Signs Emergency Declaration for Direct Federal Assistance for Puerto Rico

(July 29, 2020- Washington, D.C.) – Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced announced today that the President of the United States, Donald J. Trump, signed the Emergency Declaration for Direct Federal Assistance (DFA per its English acronym) for Puerto Rico. The DFA is an immediate and short-term measure that will allow the federal government to carry outContinue reading “President Trump Signs Emergency Declaration for Direct Federal Assistance for Puerto Rico”

Official Statement of Antonio Pabón Batlle Chief of Staff to Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced

(July 29, 2020 – Washington, D.C.) – “The Government of Puerto Rico continues to work closely with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) as a team during this emergency. The excellent communication and relationship have made it possible to overcome and clarify any concern or doubt shared by FEMA’s Region 2 Director, who it isContinue reading “Official Statement of Antonio Pabón Batlle Chief of Staff to Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced”

Official Statement Jennifer M. Storipan, Esq.

“Today, the House Committee on Natural Resources is holding a Full Committee oversight hearing titled, “The Transformation of Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA). This hearing will examine PREPA’s rebuilding status, as the island moves to provide the people of Puerto Rico with reliable, affordable, and clean electricity by transitioning the primary source of powerContinue reading “Official Statement Jennifer M. Storipan, Esq.”

Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced Sends a Letter to Congressional Leadership Requesting $1.236 billion for NAP

(July 21, 2020- Washington, D.C.)– Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced sent a letter to Congressional Leadership requesting swift action to provide an additional $1.236 billion in emergency federal funding for Puerto Rico’s Nutritional Assistance Program (NAP per its English acronym). This allocation of funds would enable the government to meet the increased demand for nutritional assistanceContinue reading “Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced Sends a Letter to Congressional Leadership Requesting $1.236 billion for NAP”

Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced Welcomes Visit from Rear Admiral Peter J. Brown, White House Special Representative to Puerto Rico

(June 9, 2020- Washington, D.C.) – Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced announced today that she will welcome Rear Admiral Peter J. Brown, White House Special Representative to Puerto Rico, officials from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to the island next week. “We welcome this visit from Rear AdmiralContinue reading “Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced Welcomes Visit from Rear Admiral Peter J. Brown, White House Special Representative to Puerto Rico”

Governor Vázquez Garced Announces the Completion of the Conversion to Natural Gas of Units 5 and 6 of PREPA

(May 22, 2020- Washington, D.C.) –Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced, along with the Chief Executive Officer of the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA per its English acronym), José Ortiz Vázquez, and Founder and Chief Executive officer of New Fortress Energy (NFE per its English acronym), Wes Edens, participated in a tour of the new NFEContinue reading “Governor Vázquez Garced Announces the Completion of the Conversion to Natural Gas of Units 5 and 6 of PREPA”

Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced and HHS Urge Hospitals, Physicians, Clinical Laboratories, and all Medicare Providers in Puerto Rico to apply for the CARES Act Provider Relief Funds

(May 20, 2020- Washington, D.C.)– Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced and Officials from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) urged Puerto Rico’s healthcare sector to act on a vital opportunity to receive much-needed available federal funding to continue fighting the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. The bipartisan CARES Act, the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), andContinue reading “Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced and HHS Urge Hospitals, Physicians, Clinical Laboratories, and all Medicare Providers in Puerto Rico to apply for the CARES Act Provider Relief Funds”

Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced Thanked the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works for Approval of Reauthorization of the Caño Martín Peña Restoration Project and Urged Congress to Pass or Include S. 3591 in WRDA 2020

(May 19, 2020- Washington, D.C.)– Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced sent a letter to the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, John Barrasso, and Ranking Member Thomas R. Carper thanking them for reporting S. 3591, American’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2020 (AWIA) favorably out of the Committee. If enacted, this legislation wouldContinue reading “Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced Thanked the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works for Approval of Reauthorization of the Caño Martín Peña Restoration Project and Urged Congress to Pass or Include S. 3591 in WRDA 2020”

Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced urges U.S. Senate to pass Earthquake Disaster Relief Legislation for Puerto Rico

(February 24, 2020 – Washington, D.C.) — Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced sent a letter to Senate Leadership urging swift consideration and passage of the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief Act, 2020, H.R. 5687. This bill would allocate critical disaster relief funding for Puerto Rico as a result of ongoing earthquakes that have affected theContinue reading “Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced urges U.S. Senate to pass Earthquake Disaster Relief Legislation for Puerto Rico”